Principal of BX school where student was fatally stabbed is let go

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The principal of a Bronx school where a student was stabbed to death has been let go from his position.

It was last month when 15-year-old Matthew McRee was fatally stabbed inside his classroom at the Wildlife Conservation School.

Police say the suspect in that stabbing, 18-year-old Abel Cedeno, also stabbed another student. Cedeno was charged with manslaughter.

The city's schools Chancellor Carmen Farina spoke out on the decision to let the principal of Wildlife Conservation School go, saying "after a careful review, I have decided to select a new principal to lead the school and ensure an inclusive learning environment for all students."

Farina says she has met with staff and families at the school and says she will continue to monitor and support the community there.

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